Salt is essential for our bodies to function, however, too much of it can increase blood pressure and the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
Adults are recommended to consume no more than 6g of salt per day, which is the equivalent to approximately 1 teaspoon. This includes both salt that you add to your food and also salt that is hidden in foods that we buy, such as bread, sauces and soups. Ready meals and takeaways can be especially high in salt.
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